Netflix has recently revealed the first look of Huma Qureshi from its upcoming series Leila. The series is being directed by acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta.
Adapted from an eponymous novel by writer and executive producer Urmi Juvekar, the series is set in the near future and tells the story of a mother’s search for her daughter, from whom she was separated 16 years ago.
Check out the first look:
The series also stars Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri, and Arif Zakaria with Deepa Mehta serving as a creative executive producer on Leila, and Urmi Juvekar as the showrunner.
Talking about the role, Huma Qureshi says shooting for Leila was difficult. Huma turned down several offers and dedicated straight six whole months of her time to the show.
“It was a very difficult shoot, when we at times shot for 14-16 hours at a stretch,” Huma said in a statement.
“I would often switch my phone off during the shoot so as not to be distracted. I just wanted to essay this role to the best of my abilities,” added the actress, who is currently in Delhi shooting for the show.
Leila will start streaming from 14 June 2019 on Netflix.